Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

In conjunction with the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, and ahead of the UPR session of India, the Coalition for Minority Rights in India organized a webinar on 3 October 2022 to discuss how the international community can support efforts towards a more inclusive and pluralistic India. Coalition members include the World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors International, the Indian American Muslim Council, Hindus for Human Rights, Justice for All, and the International Commission for Dalit Rights.


  • Dr Andrea Benzo, Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Protection and Interreligious Dialogue, Italy.
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues.
  • Dr Nazila Ghanea, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
  • Mr. Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park – Fort Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Ms. Sunita Viswanath, Executive Director, Hindus for Human Rights.
  • Mr. Ajit Sahi, Advocacy Director, Indian American Muslim Council.
  • Ms. Hena Zuberi, Director of Advocacy, Justice for All.
  • Rev. Gideon Jibamani, Board of Directors, International Commission for Dalits Rights.

The webinar was moderated by Mr. Peter Prove, Director, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches.

Read our coalition UPR report here: